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We are blessed to live in a time when we have so many opportunities for work. Many companies have job openings for positions with great privileges. These positions don’t require great physical strength anymore: they require education and knowledge. It is also less important from which part of the world you are: you can work remotely, or you can relocate - everything covered. Isn’t that superb?

Of course, not everything is so great. Among other modern issues, most schools have not been reformed to cope up with what market demands at this moment, so we have many individuals struggling to make it on their jobs. Some essentials cannot be learned in formal education, but how to get it without an adequate job? It’s a vicious cycle. :)

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    My name is Amel Halilović, I am 32 years old, and I live in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I work as a front-end software engineer at Infobip. It is a very challenging environment where I can learn new stuff about technology, business, and people almost every day.

    Amel Halilović

    I have been working in the IT industry for more than 9 years. I started working for a small company when I was in my final year of master’s study. I worked with many technologies, building everything from databases to mobile applications, even fixing people’s printers or other hardware. I learned a lot about the whole process of designing, implementing, and delivering software by communicating with almost every person involved in it.

    After two years, I started realizing that there wasn’t much more that I could learn on this job, so I started to look for new opportunities. After several applications and interviews, I finally made it to work at Infobip. I started in May 2017, and three years later I was promoted to Senior Software Engineer.

    At the beginning of 2020, I decided to start writing about my experiences, sharing them with the community, and hoping that it would help others find better opportunities and learn something from them. Beside software engineering, my area of interest is leadership and the career development of younger colleagues. I believe there is not enough said and written about it generally, so many companies fail to develop quality professionals. As a mentor and job interviewer, and looking at what I went through, I have collected insights into what a good candidate has to have to be extraordinary in this industry. I will pay special attention to that on my blog.

    I hope you will enjoy reading these bits. Bye!